Jakarta is by far the largest city in Indonesia, and in recent decades it's emerged as one of the great cities of Asia. Situated at the western end of the island of Java, the Indonesian capital city is the center of a metropolis of over 30 million, second only to Greater Tokyo. Despite being near the epicenter of the late 1990's Emerging Markets financial crisis, the city has continued to expand: as of 2019, the city is home to 50+ skyscrapers over 200 meters (about 660 ft.), all but one of which were constructed since the crisis peaked in 1998. At the same time, its spectacular rise has not been without its costs in terms of congestion, air quality, and increased flooding (which is partly a function of global warming); so much so that the Indonesian government has floated a plan to relocate the capital to the island of Borneo. Here is a collection of drone videos from across this sprawling metropolis in Southeast Asia. Aerial photo: "Gelora Bung Karno Stadium" by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Rusteer.
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